Letter: City's approach to downtown wrong (June 15, 2022)


June 15, 2022


As someone who grew up here and works here and who loves this town more than anything, to have a mayor call out our businesses and shame them for having empty buildings is wrong (“Solutions for downtown vacancies?”, June 1).

The four people you mentioned – Victors, Totman, Snegirev and La Mota – all pay a combined $32,912 in taxes each year to this city. Whether they choose to put someone in their buildings or choose to leave them empty is no one’s business.

I agree that lighting and keeping it clean and keeping the outside looking presentable is a must. But the mayor or...

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